July 29, 2021
Kongregate, a developer of mobile free-to-play games and creator of the web-based gaming portal Kongregate.com, has announced Kongregate.io, a web gaming portal featuring a curated selection of competitive games.
Launching in open beta later this year, Kongregate.io marks Kongregate’s 15 years in the gaming space. Kongregate’s goal is to build a selection of competitive and .io style games, all in one place.
Early launch titles will be focused on Kongregate’s internally developed portfolio, sister company offerings through parent company MTG (Modern Times Group) and select top titles from Kongregate.com.
“Fifteen years ago, Kongregate embarked on a journey to build a safe place for everyone to share their passion for games on Kongregate.com,” says Markus Lipp, chief executive officer and chief financial officer, Kongregate. “It’s exciting to be able to expand on that mission with a redefined approach on Kongregate.io. Kongregate.io will provide players with an enhanced user experience, what they’ve come to expect from a AAA gaming company, and that will incorporate cutting-edge gaming technology. We see Kongregate.io as the next-generation of web-based gaming.”
Recently, Kongregate launched a limited Founders NFT (non-fungible token) presale on Kongregate.io that commemorates titles in their portfolio. The NFTs give Kongregate’s fans a way to own a piece of the company’s year history and unlock new experiences. Currently players can purchase NFTs for Kongregate.com’s dungeon crawler “Bit Heroes” and 2D battle royale game, “surviv.io.” Future Founders presale NFTs will feature early fantasy CCG Spellstone and other Kongregate developed titles.
“We see NFTs as more than just collectibles,” says Max Murphy, vice president, engineering, Kongregate and Kongregate.io visionary. “We’ve been exploring the technology behind the scenes over the last two years to understand how best to use it to benefit our massive community. Now we’re ready to take things to the next level with Kongregate.io. And the best part for our long-time players is that we'll be converting Kongregate.com ‘Kongpanions’ and stickers to NFTs when the site launches in open beta later this year. So anyone that has collected those achievements on Kongregate.com will have them automatically on Kongregate.io if they connect their accounts."
Kongregate.io’s Founders presale is available now and is powered by Forte’s end-to-end blockchain platform. Each NFT is limited, provides in-game rewards and will only be available once. Players can start collecting today at www.kongregate.io.
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